Hermès and Jean Paul Gaultier may now be parting ways entirely: After Gaultier left his position as Hermès's womenswear designer last spring, the company kept its 45 percent stake in Gaultier's eponymous label. But now Hermès is looking to sell their shares of Gaultier, which has yet to turn a...

Confirming wide speculation, we're told that next week the Spanish luxury conglomerate Puig will, from its Barcelona headquarters, announce it has acquired Hermès' 45% stake in Jean Paul Gaultier, edging out Interparfums in what would appear to be a win-win-win for the three parties....

>> Puig , the parent company of Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, and Paco Rabanne, may soon be adding Jean Paul Gaultier to its portfolio. It has reportedly entered into exclusive negotiations for Hermes International's 45 percent stake in Gaultier and is also said to be purchasing some shares...

Jean Paul Gaultier has been purchased by Spanish cosmetics group Puig, who acquired a majority share. The designer, who founded the company in 1982, retains a 40 percent stake in the business and will continue to focus on designing couture and ready-to-wear collections. Manuel Puig, vice...

World Luxury Fashion Week opened yesterday at Jumeirah at Etihad Tower, Abu Dhabi, with Jean Paul Gaultier kicking the event off. The two Gaultier collections were followed by a Garrard jewellery show on the first night, dubbed Haute Couture 2012 presented by BMW. MC Mona Ibellini wore an...

Last week, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier posted a letter to his Twitter in response to a review written by fashion critic Tim Blanks about his fall 2013 haute couture show, which included the following line, "A few outfits later, a 'millefeuille de mousselines' echoed Yves Saint...

After a few weeks of negotiations, Spanish luxury group Puig signed a deal to buy a 60 percent stake in the Jean Paul Gaultier fashion house, purchasing all 45 percent previously held by Hermès International and an additional 15 percent from Gaultier himself. The designer still holds the...

Take, for example, Tim Blanks' less-than-fawning review of Jean Paul Gaultier's couture collection on Style.com. In it, Blanks — the most recent recipient of the CFDA Media Award (for excellence in journalism) — says the French couturier "works a theme like a last nerve." And that's just the...

After severing all his ties with Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier sold a controlling stake in his eponymous line to Spanish group Puig in April The corporate restructuring of that exchange, from Hermès to Puig, was his reason for the toned down runway show. In actuality, he called the SS12 show a...

Excepting for a black evening gown that pulled an applause boom, the collection was vintage Gaultier, with several allowances to large part of market appeal in spite of a new paymaster who assures to make the struggling brand of the fashion house beneficial by 2016. Jean-Paul Gaultier's...

 

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